jpr2

jpr2

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Currently: 400D, 40D, 7D, NEX-7 with Conurus smart adapter (ver-I FW 03) & Speed Booster, EFS 10-22, EF 100/2.8L IS, EF 135/2, EF 200/2.8 Mk-I, EF 300/4L IS, EF 400/5.6L, MP-E 65, TS-E 24/3.5L, EF 70-300IS (non DO), EF 28-80 Mk-I, Elmarit R 100/2.8 macro, Flektogon 20/2.8, SMC Takumars: 15/3.5, 35/2 and 50/1.4, Nikkor AIS 28/2, Nikon AIS 50/1.8E pancake, Minotar 35/2.8, Planar HFT 50/1.4, Porst 55/1.2 MC, Oreston 50/1.8 MC, Oreston/Pentacon 135/2.8, Oreston/Pentacon 200/4, Pentacon 30/3.5, Sigma 17-35 EX HSM, Summicron R 35/2, Tokina 35-300/AF, Vario-Sonnar 24-85 (Zeiss converted by Conurus), Vivitar-1 19-35/3.5-4.5, Zeiss Tessar 50/2.8; TCs: 2xMkII, 2xMC7, 1.4x Pro300dg; two sets of EF & EF-S 68mm ETs, 550EX, MT-24EX; Ihagee macro belows converted to EF; Minolta 500/8 AF Reflex + LA-EA2;

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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capanikon: I like it. But I think Canon should ditch the pop-up flash and circular mode dial on the higher-end bodies like this one.

@Calaverasgrande - lots and lots depends on one's skill, inventiveness and gumption: "use what you have at hand and try to squeeze the most out of it".

There are ad hoc ways to diffuse the pop-up one effectively and pretty efficiently too.

Also, you must have heard the term 'fill-in flash', used e.g. in very harsh sunlight to soften the extreme contrast, but NOT to wash-out everything??! :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:58 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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capanikon: I like it. But I think Canon should ditch the pop-up flash and circular mode dial on the higher-end bodies like this one.

actually, very, very strong NO on both counts :) !!
- UI compatibility with other models for the latter;
- and the unforeseen circumstances for the former:

sometimes the pop-up one is simply better than none at all (been there - you can carry a top notch 1Dx/5d3 and feel so superior to the next fellow with his "lowly" 7d, and yet without your speedlite you'd won't be able to fill-in anything)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:24 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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jpr2: Does it still has the SPOT-AF?

One of the greatest features for the 7d1 for me, but... somehow I just can't find this mentioned in either the Specs. of the 7d2 or in this micro-review :) !!

@Alan - splendid, even better than my wildest dreams :) !! Action-shooter's paradise.

What one can wish more? Perhaps... ALL these goodies in a body sized as small and light as that of the EOS 100d? :P

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:45 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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jpr2: Does it still has the SPOT-AF?

One of the greatest features for the 7d1 for me, but... somehow I just can't find this mentioned in either the Specs. of the 7d2 or in this micro-review :) !!

@Karl,

ooops, thanks - I've overlooked it (the worst disappointment with the 70d was the lack of the Spot-AF there)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)

Does it still has the SPOT-AF?

One of the greatest features for the 7d1 for me, but... somehow I just can't find this mentioned in either the Specs. of the 7d2 or in this micro-review :) !!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 449th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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bronxbombers4: Thinking about lack of 4k, since it arrives at $1799 instead of the rumored $2100-2500 price range I guess that explains the lack of 4k.

And perhaps the lower cost will increase sales more than 4k + higher price would have for this model. (the parts cost would've been almost the same, since it already has all the power, but in terms of tiering I guess they felt it too early to be the first to put high quality 4k under 2k in a dslr).

I just hope the 5D4 has 4k though.

Bronx, and... a good riddance - I don't want 4k in my APS-C still-action-oriented cam. Actually, I don't want any video at all :) !!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:52 UTC
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AndreSJ: I word question. LENSES?

@paul1508 - they claim that it be as quick in OSPDAF as the a6k, which means it would be of high use IFF true,

BUT... it also means that no A-mount lenses will have an access the OSPDAF = a dearly needed, long overdue LA-EAx adapter - which would secure seamless OSPDAF for A_mount glass, still wasn't even announced :(

jpr2

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 00:07 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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Matt1645f4: Can we start talking about a cameras ability to take still images, rather than any inability or poor video mode? This Camera screams out its Photographic ability, So stop bitching and moaning about video!!

Indeed, for a long time I wish for a PURELY STILL capable digital back for my lenses - without any of that video nonsense and nuisances :) !!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 22:24 UTC
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 article (152 comments in total)
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ryansholl: ANOTHER BODY?!

MAKE LENSES!

LARGER APERTURES!

JESUS SONY CAN YOU NOT DO ANYTHING RIGHT?!!

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Did I about cover it?

indeed, EVF or GTFO !!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 01:37 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (616 comments in total)

Again NO built-in EVF? which means again a DOA - what a pity and what a joke :( !!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 19:34 UTC as 118th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Wow! It's beating the D800 fairly easily -- didn't expect that. It also blows away the Canon 5D III (there's more detail in the A7R at 6400 than in the 5D III at 50), but that was not entirely unexpected.

It looks like Sony is retaining detail really well in JPEGs while nicely removing somewhat more sensor color noise than the competition that shows up in the raw. This might be the best JPEG engine I've seen in a camera so far.... I will admit to also wondering if the color noise isn't noise at all, but artifacting due to the lack of an AA filter? If so, congrats to the lens used, because that would mean it's well past Nyquist for a 36MP FF sensor....

PS: Look at the Jack in the comparison scene. Interesting that only the A7R doesn't make the Jack's hair go the wrong direction with artifacting....

is comparing JPGs at 6400 really of that much [or any] interest?

when looking at the 6400 RAWs the results are - even at I-st glance very, very much different, and almost even :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 07:23 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

I really do MISS two things in the new DPR's comparometer:

- nowhere in the scene there is an object of a relatively large, uniform surface, like it was a flat blue face of the watch, and yet with some very firmly outlined and crisp ciphers of the OLD comparometer - the bottle at the bottom can't replace that blue watch entirely, alas; the new scene is just a wee bit too busy with lots of pretty "talkative" object;

- and the ability to compare OLDER cameras with the new ones (this would be easier to rectify, but are there any such plans?);

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 07:19 UTC as 221st comment | 3 replies

I really do MISS two things in the new DPR's comparometer:

- nowhere in the scene there is an object of a relatively large, uniform surface, like it was a flat blue face of the watch, and yet with some very firmly outlined and crisp ciphers of the OLD comparometer - the bottle at the bottom can't replace that blue watch entirely, alas; the new scene is just a wee bit too busy with lots of pretty "talkative" object;

- and the ability to compare OLDER cameras with the new ones (this would be easier to rectify, but are there any such plans?);

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 06:54 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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DotCom Editor: Either lead, follow, or get out of the way. This guy appears to be leading. Canon, not so much.

@thx1138 you should add also - just from a top of my head:
- first semi-translucent (pellicle) mirrors, nowadays known as SLT;
- fastest and most accurate PDAF (classical, not OSPDAF) systems in operation for the most challenging fast action shooting and tracking;

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 08:29 UTC

What I'd like to know very much is how much impact, and of what kind, will the last week release of the A7/A7r on the one hand, and a quite recent introduction of the a3000 on the other - both of which can be considered as exploration of some variants of a midget-DSLR theme - will have on the future of the NEX line of cameras? The NEX'en are going to be renamed to some other scheme - yes, we know that they will be called Alpha "something" now, but the exact naming scheme of that "something" is pretty much unknown, or at least pretty much unclear.

Specifically, would the future replacements/upgrades of NEX preserve the very small form factor of a tiny-brick design? And even more specifically - how about plans to expedite the release of upgrade for the two years old Nex-7? Will it have an much improved OSPDAF, capable to capture fast action/tracking at the pretty high rate of 10 FPS like the current one, but offering a reasonable keeper ratios for sports etc. very dynamic activities?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 16:33 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Dolan Halbrook: Funny, I'm pretty sure the EM-1 has no AA filter but has on-chip phase detection AF. Odd that Oly could pull it off (with a Sony sensor, no less) but Sony couldn't?

@rami - pretty doubtful about really fast/tracking OSPDAF in A7, and the supposedly 40% improvement of CDAF in A7r will be of course highly welcome for static focusing, but hardly adequate for any faster action unless your target will move parallel to the sensor's plane :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 06:35 UTC
On Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Preview preview (80 comments in total)
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Tropical Photos: I had the EOS M...Great image quality...need to fix the autofocus. Canon really needs to put out more lenses. The lens adaptor idea is cool, but really, if you are going to buy a small travel camera, why would you want to put your big lenses on it? Defeats the purpose.

I sold my EOS M and purchased the Sony NEX 6. LOVE IT! I rarely pull my 5D Mark 2 out. The NEX 6 smokes the EOS M!

monies, dear, monies!!! esp. if one already has on their shelves about 30 EF great lenses ready to be used a moments' whim; in particular as: [a] AF is more slow than molasses; [b] there is no built-in EVF; [c] no flippy screen either; [d] external controls are skimped over in favor of that obnoxious touch-screen's poke-me-forever UI, so... the system is really not very appealing to jump boats quite now. Also, the M-lenses line is so poor :( !!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 07:54 UTC
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Rbrt: I liked it better when the map, metadata and description were right beside the photo. Now you have to scroll to see the description and metadata and the maps seem to have disappeared. If you wanted to view the photo on black, all you had to do is click it.

Surely in all that black space they now have they could have at least found a place to put this small amount of information.

the lists of actual cons are too long for this tiny comment window, so lets use the link to same most annoying ones:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/qmusaget/8758628727/

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 11:49 UTC

A_B_S_O_L_U_T_E_L_Y__N_O___W_A_Y == GOODBYE Adobe - time to move on to more sensible solutions, which are a plenty !!!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 18:49 UTC as 176th comment

naming conventions - why this sensor is called 1"??

it has only 15.86mm on the diagonal

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 07:04 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
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